In this episode, professional, international garden designer Rachel Mathews will discuss her tricks of the trade for choosing the right plants for your garden.
Learn how to avoid the BIGGEST planting mistakes
She’ll show you how to avoid the most common planting mistakes and help you save money at the garden centre.
To plant a garden successfully, it’s critical that you get the right plant in the right place. So a bit of time spent researching which plants will grow in the conditions you have in your garden will make the world of difference to your success.
Rachel will show you a case study garden that she’ll be creating a planting plan for in the next episode. If you’d like to answer her question and tell her how you would make the planting border bigger.
The 3 Fundamentals of Choosing Plants
- RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE
- ALLOW ENOUGH SPACE
- GET THE RIGHT HEIGHTS
It’s important that the plants you choose are not only going to grow well in your garden, but also look good. So what makes a garden worthy plant? For starters, don’t be seduced into buying a plant just because it’s rare or unusual. If you need a magnifying glass to see its leaves or flowers, it’s probably not garden worthy as it won’t have the impact in the garden.
Choosing plants that are multifunctional (they do more than just flower) will make for much better planting schemes. So have a list and tick off if you are choosing a plant only for its flowers or if it has additional benefits like evergreen foliage, an interesting shape etc.
The 3 Fundamentals of Plant Combining
- MULTIFUNCTIONAL PLANTS
- STAR PERFORMERS
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Professional international garden designer for over 25 years. My mission is to de-mystify garden design and make it easy for people to successfully design their own garden – without needing to spend a fortune!
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